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Begonia, Pink Double

You can’t beat Tuberous Begonias for the spectacular display of blooms in shade containers and in the shady parts of your flower-gardens. Their show-stopping flowers glow among large, succulent leaves. Tuberous Begonias are suitable for planting in beds, groups and borders. Tuberous Begonias thrive in soil that is evenly moist and well drained. Soggy soil can cause the stems to snap off at the base. Fertilize plants once a month with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Keep plants tidy by removing spent flowers; cut the flowers off close to the stem.

To advance the blooming season start the bulbs indoor at 65-75º F then transplant outdoors when all danger of frost is past. Plant outdoors in the spring, after the ground warms to about 50º F. Tuberous Begonias perform best planted in partial or filtered shade. Given an early start, they put on a glorious display all summer long.

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Plant Details +

Bulb Type Tuber
Size 2 inch
Height 12-18"
Spacing 12"
Hardiness Tender
Exposure Partial or Filtered Shade
Foliage Large Succulent, Dark-Green
Flower Pink
Bloomtime Summer-September

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Planting/Care Instructions +

Easy to Grow: 1. Dig a hole 1" deep. 2. Set the tuber firmly in place. 3. Barely cover the tuber with soil and water it once, really well. It is moisture and warmth that wakes the tuber up! The tuber has no roots yet so don't drown it by watering more. Wait to water again until you see some growth or the soil is quite dry.

Planting Instructions: Plant Begonias in well drained soil approximately 1 inch deep. Place tuber in hole, indented side up, cover with soil and water thoroughly. Pinch off the first few buds to encourage larger, more vigorous growth. Water plants abundantly during bloom period. To get a jump on a short season, plant tubers on arrival in pots or other containers with drainage holes. The potting mix should have a light texture and be well drained. After the first two leaves have emerged, transplant tubers started in flats into pots or, provided the danger of frost has passed, into a lightly shaded outdoor bed that has been amended with organic matter such as compost or peat moss. Lift and move the tubers carefully to avoid damaging the roots.

When to Plant Outdoors: Plant in the spring, after the ground warms to about 50º F.